Monthly Archives: March 2018

BSLA Project Report: Sri Lanka (2015-2018) “Establishment and Promotion of Professional Ethics Culture among Library and Information Professionals”

(27 March 2018) Get inspired by the path taken by the Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) in strengthening their library and information sector! Questions and answers by the project team and the Sri Lanka Library Association. The story about Building Strong Library Associations is here.

March 31, 2018 2:37 pm

Can Myanmar’s libraries help combat human trafficking?

(28 March 2018) Since 2016, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) and with support from the Chong-Moon Lee Foundation, has implemented a pilot project leveraging the country’s libraries to raise awareness about human trafficking. The main goal is to empower at-risk, vulnerable young people with a comprehensive package of knowledge […]

March 31, 2018 2:23 pm

Singapore-funded programme promotes reading among children

(30 March 2018, HCM City)  More than 7,000 primary and secondary school students in HCM City are expected to benefit from better access to English and Vietnamese books, online and multimedia facilities, and other library resources by 2020 with the launch of the second phase of the Words on Wheels mobile digital library programme yesterday. […]

March 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Alma and Primo expand regional presence with adoption by two leading Japanese institutions, Keio University and Waseda University

Alma will support the two leading Japanese universities in strengthening their international positions through close collaboration, automation, and efficient workflows (28 March 2018, Tokyo, Japan) Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Japan’s Keio University and Waseda University have chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and […]

March 30, 2018 11:21 am

Cambridge Core joins the ProQuest OASIS platform

(27 March 2018, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has teamed with Cambridge University Press to provide libraries access to the Cambridge Core platform and content via the ProQuest OASIS platform. Over 30,000 ebook titles across 36 subject areas from Cambridge University Press and other publishers become available through the OASIS selection and purchase system beginning 27th […]

March 30, 2018 11:04 am

New SAGE Research Methods video collection teaches essential research skills and accelerates professional development

(21 March 2018) SAGE Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of a new collection of streaming videos hosted on the SAGE Research Methods (SRM) platform, Practical Research and Academic Skills. Building upon SAGE’s extensive history of methods publishing across the wide range of the social and behavioral sciences, the videos teach the foundational skills […]

March 27, 2018 3:54 pm

Digital delivery breathes new life into professional books and scholarly monographs

(21 March 2018, Stamford, CT) Scholarly and professional e-books sales increased globally by 5.6% in 2017 and will grow an additional 4.8% in 2018, revitalizing a medium publishers once wrote off, according to the latest report from Simba Information. The report, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2018-2022, examines the scholarly and professional market including e-books […]

March 27, 2018 3:48 pm

American Chemical Society partners with leading Societies to support ChemRxiv™

(20 March 2018) The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical […]

March 27, 2018 3:36 pm

Researchers’ challenges in sharing data cross geographic borders and disciplines

(21 March 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature published today reveals strong support for data sharing globally, yet identifies a number of common problems amongst researchers when they endeavour to share their data. However, the report also shows variations between nations and disciplines in the proportion of researchers sharing their data. Practical Challenges for […]

March 27, 2018 3:26 pm

CDNLAO Newsletter #91 published

ISSN: 1344-722X                         No.91, March 2018 Special topic: Education and training [Australia] Moving to Digital: Virtual Customer Engagement at the National Library of Australia [Indonesia] Fostering Librarian Competence through Education & Training Programs News [Japan] The National Diet Library’s New Online Search and Request […]

March 27, 2018 11:09 am

Dementia friendly public spaces

(25 March 2018) Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, Warrington, is believed to be the first fully integrated, dementia friendly wellbeing building and public library in the UK. “Careful attention has been paid to the design to enable it to be dementia friendly with consideration of colour contrasts, high levels of natural and artificial lighting, acoustics, furniture […]

March 26, 2018 9:53 pm

Introducing RAx, a personalized assistant for researchers

(26 March 2018) Conducting a literature review is often the first set of skills required in postgraduate research. It is painstaking work to comb through the library’s physical collections and online resources. But this is changing. Researchers can now make connections with the literature, ideas and their peers using smart assistants. One such is RAx, an […]

March 26, 2018 11:29 am

New American Center opens in Yangon

(23 March 2018)  The new American Center opened on Wednesday at the corner of Inya Road and University Avenue in Yangon, the US Embassy announced. The new centre ‘represents the largest single financial commitment’ by the US government in an American Center anywhere in the world, the embassy statement said. The library is open to […]

March 24, 2018 10:34 am

National Academy of Medicine launches one of most comprehensive online resource hubs on clinician burnout and well-being

(22 March 2018) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today launched the Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub, a comprehensive online repository for health system leaders, clinicians, and trainees that contains resources highlighting promising approaches for combating clinician burnout, such as research and news articles, toolkits, peer-reviewed literature, and reports. More than half of U.S. physicians experience […]

March 24, 2018 10:30 am

Releasing 1.8 million open access publications from publisher systems for text and data mining

(22 March 2018) Text and data mining offers an opportunity to improve the way we access and analyse the outputs of academic research. But the technical infrastructure of the current scholarly communication system is not yet ready to support TDM to its full potential, even for open access outputs. To address this problem, Petr Knoth, […]

March 23, 2018 11:56 am